Second Saturday

Melanie Johnson

Senior Second Saturday Leader and Director of Educational Outreach Melanie began her career in 2005, where she was President and CEO for her own company, Athena Financial Group, a comprehensive, independent wealth management firm. She is the founder of Divorce Financial Solutions, where she offers professional guidance and expertise required to make an informed and educated …

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Ginita Wall

Co-Founder of and Second Saturday I started Second Saturday thirty years ago in San Diego after I met several people going through a divorce who needed non-biased comprehensive divorce information.  Through our local Second Saturday divorce workshop over the past 30 years, we have helped more than 10,000 people settle their issues in a peaceful and respectful manner and have raised over $300,000 for …

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Michelle Buonincontri

Because of my own less than optimal divorce, I am a stand for families that work, and my participation in Second Saturday as a Leader is my way to impact families and more lives. It’s a way to educate and empower families about alternate divorce resolution models, to support them in understanding that litigation is …

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Lindsey Cannata

I became a leader in Second Saturday because of my drive to help others. I am particularly passionate about helping women in transition be it retirement, divorce, or loss of a spouse. It’s very rewarding to help someone during one of the hardest times of their life. As a leader, I strive to provide education, …

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Mark Flowers

My passion for Second Saturday comes directly from the experience I have had in my own life. My parents were divorced when I was very young, and I grew up in a single parent family. As a young man, I quickly noticed that our family lacked the resources of other families. As a result, I …

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Sheryl Parks

As a Second Saturday Leader, I am able to provide information, creative options, and support to empower individuals considering or undergoing a divorce. My passions include both education and service to others. I hope to help reduce the stress and provide the ability to make decisions that will provide long-term security and a bright future. During stressful life …

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Amy Winchester

Within minutes of learning about the Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, I applied to be a Workshop Leader. Why? Because I went through my own divorce nightmare and I know how emotionally, mentally and financially challenging the divorce process can be and I want others to know, I am here and I can help them through …

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Divorce Education: The Case for In-Person Versus Online Learning

When it comes to divorce smarts, workshops provide the community, caring and in-person support that are key to learning. Second Saturday Divorce Workshops SAN DIEGO – Sept. 13, 2018 – PRLog — From elementary school through college, including adults seeking continuing education, online education is here to stay.  But is it right for everyone in every situation? Success in learning …

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Douglas Donald

The reason that I am a Second Saturday Leader is that I want to help women who are going thru divorce to get a fair settlement and survive financially. A fair settlement is not just fifty percent of the assets and no maintenance. Second Saturday has offered us a forum to help educate participants. Only …

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Christine Healy

I became a Second Saturday leader because I had a friend going through divorce who had never handled the finances and was overwhelmed during her divorce.  I guided her through the process which gave her great comfort and clarity during an incredibly tumultuous time.  I realized there are many more women in her situation who …

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Jean M. Biesecker

Jean Biesecker, a family law practitioner for over 30 years with a dual degree in law and Social Work, has a family law and dispute resolution practice primarily serving clients in Montgomery and Chester counties. With over 20 years of experience and training in mediation, Jean now devotes her solo practice entirely to non-court, dispute …

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Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign

Lisa Byrne, our fantastic leader in Minneapolis, MN and Orlando, FL, explains how to turbocharge your social media efforts, with a primary focus on Facebook and Google Adwords.

NOTE: This is a re-recording of an earlier version of this presentation.

JoAnne Little

It is so rewarding to share knowledge. What comes as second nature and from years of experience is like the holy grail to those who are facing the very challenging process of divorce or separation. It is very for enriching to provide knowledge to those who seek it and appreciate it. I love speaking and …

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Nadia Shokohi

With over ten years of experience in the financial services industry, Nadia is a well-established and highly regarded wealth manager. She works alongside clients to help them identify, progress toward, and pursue their most meaningful financial and life goals. Nadia’s mission is to provide women with the knowledge and tools they need to face the financial …

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Michael Einhorn

Over the years, I have found that the most important element I can provide when I speak to someone is peace of mind. It might come from just listening, providing a financial solution or educating a client on a financial topic. When someone joins one of our seminars, our goal is to make sure they …

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Heather Gottlich

As a Second Saturday Leader, I work with women who are the main decision makers for their families. My own mother was overwhelmed with the decisions she needed to make when my father passed away, like paying the bills, balancing the volatility of the market, understanding her statements, organizing estate planning issues, and figuring out …

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Andrew Hatherley

I am a Second Saturday Leader because I think it is very important to educate everybody, women particularly, about divorce. Divorce may be the largest financial transaction of your life, yet it often takes place during a time of often intense emotions, a time when we don’t think straight and can make very bad decisions. …

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Stephanie Milosavlevski

I enjoy the opportunity to help women in my community through a very difficult process. As a divorcee myself, I understand the challenges that these women face on every level. I find this workshop to be a great way to educate and empower women to make the best decision possible for themselves and their family. …

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AllynMarie Smedley

As someone who’s watched family members go through the pain of divorce, I realize many view it as a life-ending event. However, while divorce is a life-changing event, it can also be a positive one. I’ve helped so many people through the process who tell me they have better lives once we’ve settled their matter. …

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Rosemary Frank

Doing Second Saturday was never a burning need or desire for me. It began as a business strategy, pure and simple. Then it became part of who I am, what I do, and what I stand for. I help people who need it. Now I am humbled by the gratitude and appreciation expressed by those …

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Luana Mobley Corral

A week before my 15th wedding anniversary my husband announced that he didn’t think he wanted to be married anymore. Nearly 3.5 years later, we were finally divorced. That journey gave rise to the founding of Crossroads Consulting of South Florida, Inc. I wanted to help people prepare for life after divorce. My goal in …

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Laura Boedges

I’m a Second Saturday leader because I live to serve others. It’s crystal clear to me that divorce just doesn’t have to be as destructive as it can be when it’s handled the traditional way, in the courts. There are so many other options! And, the workshop gives women the information they need to get …

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Kitty Bressington

Hosting the monthly Second Saturday workshops is a logical extension of our work here in Rochester to improve the overall financial literacy of the women in our region. So many women simply don’t know their options, what to watch out for, and how important it is to have a team to support them through the …

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Kelli Gargasz

Becoming a Second Saturday Leader gave me the opportunity to combine two of my personal and professional missions: Financial & Educational Equality. While I strongly believe everything in life should be fair and balanced, I know from personal experience that is not how this world works, especially for women. When I learned about Second Saturday …

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Lisa Byrne

Lisa Byrne, Divorce Consultant, has been working in the financial services field for over 20 years. Lisa specializes in working with clients pre-divorce and helps them prepare cash flow analysis, budgets and financial statements. During the divorce process, Lisa works closely with clients and their attorneys in analyzing spousal support proposals, asset splits, social security …

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Terrified of Untying the Knot? Knowing Who to Trust for Critical, Non-Biased Information is Key

Second Saturday non-profit divorce workshop leaders vetted for integrity, expertise and history of community service SAN DIEGO – April 19, 2018 When Eleanor S. left her husband of fourteen years, she never could have imagined she would rack up $50,000 of legal fees in less than six months – especially when she “learned” that her …

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Building a Red-Cape Brigade
to Support Your Second Saturday Workshop

Laura Boedges, our great Second Saturday Leader in St. Louis, MO, shares how she built a very successful business using Second Saturday Divorce Workshops along with what she calls THE RED CAPE BRIGADE. (viewing time 37:41)

Program Links
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

Laura is available for any follow-up questions you may have.

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Workshop FAQs

February 2018 Presenting a Successful Second Saturday Workshop Co-Founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall answer some of the most frequent questions about putting on a Second Saturday Divorce Workshop.